Hole-in-One recorded at the SAJGA Barrio Thanksgiving Open at El Rio

First Tee Tucson/Southern Arizona Junior Golf Association

Nov. 20-21: El Rio Golf Course

Young Oro Valley resident Sadie Edwards picked up a hole-in-one at the Southern Arizona Junior Golf Association (SAJGA) Barrio Thanksgiving Open at El Rio held this weekend. Only 8 years old, Edwards recorded her ace on the par-3 sixth hole to draw closer to the winner of the Boys/Girls 6-8 Division Chance Hardenbrook of Marana. Hardenbrook shot 69 for the tournament and Edwards came in five shots back at 74.

Ironwood Ridge sophomore Jacob Medina outlasted Aaron Vargas of Phoenix 149 to 151 to take the Boys 15-18 Division by two strokes. Empire standout Sarah Haak held off Tucson High standout Myranda Moreno 186 to 191 to take the Girls 15-18 Division title.

The SAJGA Crooked Tree Holiday Classic is next on the schedule and that First Tee Tucson offering will be held from Dec. 11-12 at the Crooked Tree Golf Course in Marana.

Full results of the Barrio Thanksgiving Open can be found HERE.


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019, became a member of the Sunnyside Los Mezquites Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2021 and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee and he earned a Distinguished Service Award from Amphitheater. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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